It is only through reading her entire story will you see the long time period it took for Lin Wilder Finding the Narrow Path. One of her early reviewers questioned the book cover, indicated it was “too preachy.” I laughed after I finished the book, because I have never read a less preachy story yet the cover worked perfectly for me. It is open, factual, and, yes, presented as a true intellectual would. She shares her readings, her research, her trips made in her search. But it has been done in what I considered an unemotional manner similar to, I am sure, her other professional writings.
Still, she includes her poetic emotional responses so that we see how “the light” touched her
The umbilical chord that can never be severed is the one that attaches us to God. Lin’s story is large, broad, stretching that chord as far as she could and in as many ways as she could. Yet the gentle tug of God made itself felt through key people and experiences along her journey. On three different occasions God was experienced as a blinding light. Looking back Lin came to know that light was the Holy Spirit made manifest in an “effulgence of light”, as she came to name it.
In telling of her story Lin stands naked before the reader, which is always the risk of honesty.